Barriers to translating evidence-based breastfeeding information into practice

Brodribb, Wendy (2011) Barriers to translating evidence-based breastfeeding information into practice. Acta Paediatrica, 100 4: 486-490. doi:10.1111/j.1651-2227.2010.02108.x

Author Brodribb, Wendy
Title Barriers to translating evidence-based breastfeeding information into practice
Journal name Acta Paediatrica   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0803-5253
Publication date 2011-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1651-2227.2010.02108.x
Open Access Status
Volume 100
Issue 4
Start page 486
End page 490
Total pages 5
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract There is strong evidence that using breastmilk substitutes disadvantages the infant, mother and community as a whole. There is also increasing evidence regarding the lactation process, breastfeeding inhibitors and enablers, and breastfeeding management options. However, there appears to be a gap between this evidence base and practice with breastfeeding rates being unacceptably low, especially following hospital discharge. This paper discusses barriers to the implementation of breastfeeding best practice using a framework of the research-to-practice pipeline: acceptance, applicable, available and able, acted upon, agreed to and adhered to. As blocks or restrictions to the flow of information or evidence may occur at any point along the pathway, researchers designing interventions to increase breastfeeding rates need to consider using multi-strategy interventions and target collaborative care across professions. Conclusion: Barriers to implementing evidence-based breastfeeding practices are common and wide ranging. These barriers should be considered when developing new breastfeeding services and research programmes.
Keyword Breastfeeding
Evidence-based practice
Health professionals
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Discipline of General Practice Publications
Official 2012 Collection
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Created: Fri, 23 Sep 2011, 09:30:55 EST by Dr Wendy Brodribb on behalf of Discipline of General Practice